“The poor cannot sleep, because they are hungry, and the rich cannot sleep, because the poor are awake.”

17 Jan

This is exactly the problem I faced when I was ill. The Housing Benefit department at Tameside Council and the staff at the DWP generally couldn’t give a monkeys if their apathy costed you you’re home or your life. This Government’s scrounger rhetoric not only reinforces this attitude, it makes it official.

jaynelinney

Yesterday I was in court (for the third time) because my Local Authority Housing Benefit (HB) Dept are inept; they have for the past 2 years been playing with my HB account suspending/releasing and finally after 14 month closing my HB account! payments. My supportive Housing Association officer has done everything she can to help sort this to no avail hence the Court involvement.

To cut a long irrelevant story short this was our third appearance in court and the judge had at the last meeting called the Director of Housing to come before her to explain the situation; we arrived to find HB had sent a Team Leader (TL) as a representative who in front of the judge could only reply with the obligatory “I don’t know”! To say the judge was unamused is an understatement and the upshot was yet another adjournment with an order that HB must…

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